West Brom defender McAuley has no thoughts of retirement

West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley feels he has plenty of years ahead of him in the Premier League.

West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley feels he has plenty of years ahead of him in the Premier League.

The 32-year-old insists he has the fitness and desire to continue playing in the top flight for the foreseeable future.

“I’d love to stay here and I just want to play football for as long as I can,” said McAuley to the WBA website.

“I don’t want it to end and I just want to keep playing for as long as I can, winning games, and if I can keep putting in performances, why not?

“I started at the bottom, so why not finish at the top?

“I look after myself and train every day and fitness isn’t a problem.

“I’ve come into the game later as well so maybe my body hasn’t taken as much of a battering as all the young lads who have come through academies.

“They all play football 24-7 from the moment they are 15, so in that way all I can say at the minute is I feel good and I feel strong."

Have your say